Hello. A new challenge is beginning at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time the theme is ‘Fall/Autumn‘ – but not Halloween……….!
Here is my card:
The background is embossing paste through a Catherine Pooler stencil, one I created previously – so I’m not sure which paste I used – but it does look golden and metallic!
For the the leaves, I used Concord & 9th ‘Thankful leaves‘ stamp and die set, and Concord & 9th card-stock.
The two leaves are using purple and orange, and for each leaf I inlaid the cut-out pieces to create reverse coloured leaves – if you see what I mean. Purple leaf with orange inlaid pieces, and orange leaf with purple inlaid pieces. These leaves came together quite easily, it was the placement of the leaves and sentiment which took me a little while to sort out…….
The sentiment banner is from a Concord & 9th ‘Everyday Bouquet‘ die set, and once die cut, I used my Misti ‘Cut-Align’ to just cut a tiny little piece off of each side – even the ends – so that it layered nicely.
I use the cut-align tool quite a bit when I have sentiments and die-cut banners for which I don’t have one slightly smaller – it is a great tool for that kind of thing.
Once I had placed the leaves and banner, I thought the card needed just a little more – just a little – so I die-cut the sprig from the ‘Everyday Bouquet’ die set and added as you see.
And there’s more – I added some clear cabochons. To me, these represent the rain which will fall in Autumn – well – that’s how my mind works sometimes…..
I hope you can come and join us with your fall /autumn themed cards – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash – Autumn/Fall
Use Your Stuff – Autumn/Fall
Stamplorations stencil Challenge – use a stencil
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – layer it up